Augusto is pleased to announce that hot off her win of the 2022 Season of Dancing with the Stars, the feature documentary ‘Girl on The Bridge’ that tells the story of Mental Health Advocate Jazz Thornton, is now available globally on digital platforms.
Directed by filmmaker Leanne Pooley and produced by Augusto’s Cass Avery and Bloom Pictures Alex Reed, the film can be purchased or rented on digital platforms iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and many more. The film, which has been certified by SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) has been released globally during Mental Health Awareness month and is being distributed by Premiere Digital.
Shot over a two year period, “The Girl On The Bridge” follows Jazz as she takes a stand to advocate for people dealing with mental health issues. But her public profile makes her a lighthouse for young people and their families who turn to her in desperation asking her to “save” them. She juggles the pressure of their expectations while doing all she can to change the societal prejudices that helped create the problem in the first place.
“For me the topic of suicide is personal,” said Leanne Pooley, who directed the film. “Like too many others, I have been touched by the devastating impact it has on a family. So telling this story in a way that ensured a deeper understanding of what it means to BE suicidal and how we as a society can respond to those around us who are struggling was a big part of my motivation to tell this story. Jazz Thornton, Jess, and The Girl On The Bridge have provided me with an opportunity to explore difficult terrain that is personally painful in a way that is revelatory, challenging and most importantly hope filled…the kind of opportunity that might come along once in a filmmaker’s career.”